London, South Kensington
28 June 2007
A Chinese 'Mandarin pattern' tureen and cover, circa 1785
of oblong octagonal form rising to the everted lappet shaped rim, applied with two hare-head handles, surmounted bu a similarly shaped domed cover with a lotus finial, supported on a splayed faceted foot, the tureen and cover decorated with two elongated cartouches enclosing figures in riverbank terraced gardens engaged in leisurely pursuits -- 13 9/16in. (34.4cm.) wide.
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